President Hoblick on Passage of Water Policy Bill

Jan. 15, 2016

061218-florida-springs_big“Today is a momentous day for the future of Florida with the passage of a landmark water policy bill by the Florida Legislature,” said Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick.

“This historic legislation will help protect and restore our state’s natural resources while providing an adequate water supply for Florida’s agricultural producers, family farms and consumers,” Hoblick added.

“Florida Farm Bureau appreciates Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli for their leadership, hard work and commitment to this complex and important issue.”

Supporting a comprehensive approach on water policy is incredibly important to Florida’s farmers.  This bill provides a balanced approach to creating a sustainable supply of plentiful, clean water for Florida’s unique environment, growing population and strong agriculture industry.  All these aspects are critical to our state and this legislation allows for continued improvement to our natural resources without harming the drivers of the economy.